From your Board: 1️⃣ week until the May Meeting!
Get excited! We are less than one week away from our May monthly meeting. This triple-alliterative meeting will be sure to provide insightful discussions from our host site - the University of Connecticut - our guest speaker, and more! Please read on to find out the latest news and to check out the profile of this year's NCWIT 2021 Connecticut Aspirations Educator Award winner!
In this Bulletin: May Meeting
🚨Our Next Chapter Meeting! 🚨
Join us on May 10 for our next Chapter Meeting meeting!
Our next Chapter meeting is:
May 10th, 2021 - 5:00PM - 7:00PM
View our Agenda to see updates on what your Executive Board has planned.
Location: Zooming to you!
🥇 Thanks to the University of Connecticut for being our virtual host! 🥇

Congratulations to NCWIT 2021 Connecticut Aspirations Educator Award winner Jamie Lang

Congratulations are in order for South Windsor Computer Science Teacher, and South Windsor Teacher of the Year 2019,  Jamie Lang for receiving the 2021 Connecticut NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Educator Award.  We reached out to Jamie to hear her story and gather some great tips you can use to improve your computer science presence in school for young womxn and the student body as a whole.
To quote Jamie, “Computing doesn’t exist in a vacuum”, and her quest to find authentic learning has led to great success. What distinguishes her for this award is her commitment to bringing representation into the classroom.
Click the link below to read more about the Connecticut Award Winner! 👏🏽
Honorable mentions for the award:
    Karen Abbey - Parish Hill High School
    Eileen Lastrina - RHAM High School
Scholarship Opportunities
The Connecticut STEM Foundation is excited to announce its scholarship program in 2021 for Connecticut students aspiring to STEM careers.

Two $2,500 scholarships will be offered in 2021.
These scholarships will be awarded to applicants who participated in the 2021 CT STEM Fair. Deadline for receipt of applications is Friday, June 4, 2021.
As in the past, CT STEM Foundation will offer two summer scholarships to undergraduate students planning to attend a college/university summer STEM course, a summer internship program, an informal science education program or a tuition high school summer education program. Depending upon tuition and expenses, up to $500 is granted for each scholarship. One is awarded to a rising sophomore, junior or senior high school student. The other is
awarded to a middle school student. Deadline for receipt of applications is Friday, June 11, 2021.

Application forms are available on the CT STEM Foundation’s website,,
under the Scholarship section.
CSTA NE 20201 - Call for Proposals
CSTA (Computer Science Teachers Association) New England has a call for proposals for the October 16, 2021 CSTA Conference.  Do you have a great CS idea?  Are you interested in networking with other CS teachers?  Please mark your calendar for the conference and consider proposing to present.  
Upcoming Workshops
  • Data Analysis using Python Workshop - May 8 and May 15, 2021, 10am-3pm

To register:

Instructor: Dr. Imad Antonios

Programming concepts in Python.  Using pandas library to manipulate and explore a dataset.  Create simple visualizations using Matplotlib.  This is a 2-day workshop.  

Participants will need a Google account to use Google Colab.

Chapter Love

We're looking for YOU to contribute!
Do you have an awesome success story?  Did your hard work pay off?  How well did that last Computer Science event go?  We want to hear from you! 
Our site has a section for Stories and it's a little sparse.  We'd love to make it a platform for you to share your successes, concerns, and passions.  
How you can contribute:
  1. Write up your story!  Please keep it under 1000 words.
  2. Include a photo or two.  Images really tell the story and ensure any photo with students is permissible to share.  
  3. Send it to any Board member for us to publicize.
Do you have a lot to say? Want to be a regular editor?  Perhaps this is a place for you!
ImportantEnsure any student photos contain only students who you have approval publicizing.  
Upcoming Events
CSTANE 2021 Call for Presentations
Mar 31, 2021 - May 24, 2021
Data Analytics Workshop at SCSU
May 08, 2021
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Virtual Chapter Meeting - May 2021
May 10, 2021
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Data Analytics Workshop at SCSU
May 15, 2021
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
View entire list
Remember, your Connecticut Computer Science Teacher's association loves you! Thanks for everything you do!